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Operation Manawa’s Advise-and-Assist Mandate

Friday, 1 February 2019, 9:09 am | Harmeet Sooden

OPINION: The Government and state agencies should be more open about New Zealand’s military role in Iraq. On the eve of New Zealand’s military deployment to Iraq, Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant General Tim Keating told the New Zealand public ... More >>

Iraqi Civilians Caught Between Scylla and Charybdis

Monday, 24 August 2015, 9:44 pm | Harmeet Sooden

Harmeet Sooden has recently returned from Iraqi Kurdistan, where he was working on a human rights project assessing communal tensions in a camp for internally displaced persons. In 2005, Harmeet was kidnapped in Iraq while working for an international ... More >>

The US-led Coalition’s Human Rights Record in Iraq

Monday, 3 August 2015, 3:55 pm | Harmeet Sooden

Human rights violations committed by ISIS are condemned the world over – rightly so – whereas those committed by the US-led coalition fighting ISIS are under-reported, particularly in the West. More >>

New Zealand’s Coalition Partners Worsening Crisis in Iraq

Saturday, 6 June 2015, 11:25 am | Harmeet Sooden

SULAYMANIYAH, IRAQ – Harmeet Singh Sooden is returning to Auckland on Sunday morning, 7 June 2015. He has been working with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT), an international NGO that is supporting local and international organisations responding to the humanitarian ... More >>

New Zealand’s Coalition Partners Worsening Crisis in Iraq

Tuesday, 2 June 2015, 9:43 am | Harmeet Sooden

SULAYMANIYAH, IRAQ – Harmeet Singh Sooden is returning to Auckland Sunday morning, 7 June 2015. He has been working with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT), an international NGO that is supporting local and international organisations responding to the humanitarian ... More >>

Harmeet Sooden: Reflections on Iraqi Kurdistan And NZ

Friday, 29 May 2015, 1:18 pm | Harmeet Sooden

I am currently working for Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT), an international human rights NGO that is supporting local and international bodies responding to the humanitarian crisis in Iraqi Kurdistan . The crisis is the result of the large influx of internally ... More >>

In Whose Interest? New Zealand’s Policy towards Iraq

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 9:53 am | Harmeet Sooden

With its decision to deploy the NZDF to Iraq, the Government has bolstered NZ’s contributions to the US-led coalition fighting ISIS. The Government, however, has yet to provide an adequate explanation of how an NZDF intervention of any kind would ... More >>

NZ’s Coalition Partners Worsening Crisis in Iraq

Monday, 20 April 2015, 2:22 pm | Harmeet Sooden

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – Harmeet Singh Sooden is departing for Iraq at the end of this week to work with the NGO Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT). He will be part of a CPT project supporting local and international bodies that are responding to ... More >>

Open Letter to MPs from Harmeet Sooden: Deployment to Iraq

Monday, 20 April 2015, 11:55 am | Harmeet Sooden

Dear Members of Parliament, I write to you as a citizen of New Zealand seeking your assistance. I will be undertaking an assignment in Iraq with an international NGO, Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT). CPT is supporting local and international organisations ... More >>

Former Hostage Harmeet Sooden Returns To Iraq - Q&A

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 4:18 pm | Harmeet Sooden

Harmeet Sooden at a press conference following his release in June 2003 - Image Yasmine Ryan - Scoop.co.nz More >>

Op-Ed: New Zealand Human Rights Worker on Gaza

Thursday, 7 July 2011, 3:47 pm | Harmeet Sooden

When I was kidnapped in Iraq in 2005, virtually all of Palestine called for my release, and Israeli and Jewish groups expressed concern for my well-being in private. More >>

Harmeet Sooden Responds To Israel Embassy Allegations

Saturday, 25 June 2011, 10:26 am | Harmeet Sooden

Harmeet Sooden writes: In responding to the Israeli Embassy’s comments on TVNZ and in Scoop it is important to point out that a blockade is an act of war... initiated when Palestinians voted 'the wrong way' in a free election in January 2006. More >>

NZ Govt Misrepresents Peaceful Humanitarian Flotilla

Monday, 20 June 2011, 8:47 am | Harmeet Sooden

Through Hon. Murray McCully’s response to Harmeet Sooden’s letter, the New Zealand Government has officially declined to fulfil its statutory obligations to protect New Zealand citizens who are delivering medical supplies to Gaza at the end of June ... More >>

Govt Ignores Israel’s Threats against NZers on Gaza Flotilla

Monday, 13 June 2011, 8:33 am | Harmeet Sooden

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – The New Zealand Government has failed to respond to requests to secure the safe passage of New Zealanders on an upcoming humanitarian flotilla attempting to breach Israel’s siege of Gaza. The Government has also failed to ... More >>

New Zealanders to join second aid flotilla to Gaza

Tuesday, 24 May 2011, 10:46 am | Harmeet Sooden

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – Towards the end of June 2011, a humanitarian flotilla will set sail to break the illegal and inhumane siege of Gaza. New Zealand has joined with initiatives from 14 national groups and international coalitions who have united ... More >>

Canada Not Serious about Protecting its Citizens

Monday, 21 December 2009, 8:33 am | Harmeet Sooden

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – After taking more than a year to respond, the Canadian Government has failed to address an official complaint filed by Harmeet Singh Sooden regarding his mistreatment by Israeli authorities. More >>

New Zealand and the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Wednesday, 5 August 2009, 11:03 am | Harmeet Sooden

The following is based on discussions between Hannah Spierer and Harmeet Sooden and is a slightly modified version of the original that appeared on 3 August 2009 in Craccum, the weekly magazine produced by the Auckland University Students’ Association ... More >>

NZ Washes Its Hands of Defending Human Rights

Wednesday, 3 June 2009, 9:03 am | Harmeet Sooden

MFAT has informed Harmeet Sooden that it will not act on his official complaint regarding his mistreatment by Israeli authorities when he attempted to enter Israel on 14 June 2008 as a human rights volunteer for the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). ... More >>

Press Statement 17.08.06

Thursday, 17 August 2006, 12:04 am | Harmeet Sooden

During our captivity in Iraq, virtually all of Palestine called for our release. Today, I implore those holding Olaf Wiig and Steve Centanni to free them immediately and unharmed. More >>

 

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